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Beginning Screenprinting with Living Proof: Workshop for People of Color

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Participants are invited to join members of the Living Proof Print Collective for a two-day workshop covering the fundamentals of screenprinting exclusively for people of color. We will emphasize Do-It-Yourself (DIY) methods so folks can take their screenprinting skills out into their communities! Because of its DIY nature and capacity to efficiently create multiple copies of an image, screenprinting has historically been an art medium used to widely spread messages. We’re hosting this workshop specifically for people of color as a way to create a space to consider our positions as art-makers in our communities.

The first day, Saturday, November 10th 1-4pm we will focus on designing images to print and exposing screens. The next day, Sunday, November 11th 1-4pm we will be printing and sharing prints! By the end of the workshop, participants will make their image into a one-color print that they can put on paper or fabric to share and post widely and wildly. We will cover print shop basics, introduce materials and alternative inking and printing processes.

We are definitely open to participant input on class structure, though we will be cramming a ton into a short period of time so it would be great to hear from you with any questions or hopes before the actual workshop begins. We will be sending out some prep materials before the workshop and we encourage you to check these out to be more prepared for class when it starts.

IMPORTANT: Due to space limitations, we can only allow 6 participants for this 2-day workshop. Please sign up only if you can attend both days, in addition to self-identifying as a person of color and/or indigenous. We are planning to offer these again in the future so just let us know if you're interested in future workshops and we'll keep you in the loop.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]

Location

Living Proof Print Collective studio/shop
Near Lake St. and Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
We are independent artists who incorporate printmaking into our artistic practice. We believe in printmaking as a powerful personal and political tool. We founded Living Proof Print Collective (http://wehavelivingproof.wordpress.com/) to create a space where we could create our own artwork and help provide access and resources to various community members and groups. Over the last year we have put together a printmaking shop with capacity to teach workshops in and out of shop, and provide space for multiple practicing artists, all on a grassroots budget. We make prints!
Class minimum size: 
2
Class maximum size: 
6
Time/Location
Class times: 
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 13:00 - 16:00
Location Accessibility: 
No
Address: 
Living Proof Print Collective studio/shop
Near Lake St. and Chicago Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States
44° 56' 54.0132" N, 93° 15' 45.7164" W
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